HOW THE RANGE WORKS
How Does the Range Work?
First and foremost, our shooting range is set up to follow safety protocols to protect you and every client on the range. We want you to be able to enjoy your experience without feeling unsafe.
When you arrive, you will enter the main building and pass through the metal gate to your left, where you will check in with a staff member in the area we call the "Pro Shop." There, our staff will ask you to fill out the Range Safety Rules and the Liability Waiver (you can find these on our Forms Page and they can be filled out electronically prior to your arrival). At check-in, staff will ask for a photo ID and retain same until you have finished shooting. Eye protection, ear protection, and chamber flags are required to shoot on the range. Staff will provide you with chamber flags at no cost.
Once you are checked in, you will access the range through a set of doors on the back of the main building. The range works in two stages: the “hot” and “cold” designation. Cold means there is NO active fire permitted. There is NO handling or moving of firearms during this time, and you must leave your firearms in the Pro Shop or on the firing table with your action open and empty, chamber flag inserted. During cold periods, you choose your lane, place your targets and wait until everyone is behind the firing line. Hot means active firing has begun, and eye and ear protection must be worn. You may retrieve your weapons from the Pro Shop, or remove the chamber flags and begin using your weapons. No one is allowed to place targets during this time.
The line cycles from "HOT" to "COLD" approximately every twenty (20) minutes. You can expect approximately two (2) hot periods per hour. The cycle may vary depending upon weather and number of shooters. The Range Master works hard to accommodate the needs of the shooters, clear the firing line in an efficient manner and meet all requests while maintaining the safety and integrity of the range. Expect weekends to be busy, with many shooters and individuals trying to familiarize themselves with the set-up process. Weekdays are lighter, and it takes less time to clear the line and post targets.
Please refer to our Rule Reminders Page for additional important information.